NEW YORK - It was a symbol of hope after the September 11th attacks, and now the Koenig Sphere is returning to its rightful home.

The structure, currently wrapped in a tarp, will be re-installed at the World Trade Center site in the coming weeks. 

The 25-foot bronze globe originally stood between the Twin Towers.

It's named for its creator, German artist Fritz Koenig, who died in February.

The sphere was pulled from the wreckage and later moved to Battery Park before the Port Authority approved plans to move it back to its original site.